Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan play a prank on Shubman Gill

Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan play a prank on Shubman Gill

The three are currently a part of the India A team that is playing South Africa A at home.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill of India A. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Camaraderie in cricket is not limited to that inside the boundary ropes but beyond it as well. Nowadays, cricketers spend so much time away from their near and dear ones and with their team-mates, travelling around the country and world that the team becomes a family for them more than the actual one. And the off-field bonding certainly helps in boosting the on-field team spirit.

Senior Indian player Shikhar Dhawan is often seen making jovial gestures and playing a prank on his mates on or off the ground, irrespective of his performance on the field, and now it is time for the colts to take a leaf off the seniors’ book. Recently, young India A bowler Deepak Chahar posted a video of one such lighter moment featuring himself, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan on Instagram.

In the footage, Chahar and Kishan are trying to prank Gill who is sleeping on a flight. Chahar tries to put a peanut inside Gill’s mouth as he takes a nap with his mouth open. But as Chahar tried to do put it in sneakily, a naughty Kishan thrusts it inside, leaving Gill surprised. Kishan then breezes back to his seat and asks Chahar: “What are you doing?” Gill though understood his colleagues’ prank and gave them a cool look. The co-passengers kept watching the three youngsters’ act in amusement.

Here is the video Chahar posted on his Instagram account

Chahar, 26, made his international debut in the third T20I against England in Bristol and took the wicket of half-centurion Jason Roy after opening the bowling. The Rajasthan fast bowler has 113 wickets in 40 first-class games.

Ishan Kishan, 20, is a former captain of the U19 team who led them to the final of the junior World Cup in 2016. The opening batsman who plays for Jharkhand has featured in 32 first-class games now, scoring 2,097 runs at an average of 41 plus.

Shubman Gill, the youngest of the trio, was adjudged the man of the series in the U19 World Cup played in New Zealand earlier this year for his prolific scoring. The promising opening batsman has played only two first-class games so far, hitting a hundred in one of them.

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